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Odd Moments in the Animal Kingdom

 
 
hingehead
 
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Reply Wed 5 Sep, 2018 10:25 pm
@Linkat,
It's a goey! (sorry, Goanna) we have a couple wandering around campus.

Did some research - the article calls it a water monitor lizard (from Asia) it shares a genus (Varanae) with Goannas. Here's a Goanna:

https://static1.businessinsider.com/image/56620273dd08959e608b469e-1083-728/goanna.jpg
coluber2001
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2018 12:57 am
@hingehead,
The lizard in the article is a monitor lizard, genus Varanus, which includes all species of monitor lizards. I wouldn't believe anything the article says. It says the lizard is 6 ft long and weighs 100 pounds. Since the tail is at least half the length of a lizard, that would mean a 3-foot body, maybe 20 pounds or so.

Goanna is an Australian term for any monitor lizard, and is believed to be derived from a mispronunciation of iguana, an unrelated family of lizards.
Linkat
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2018 05:28 am
@hingehead,
And it climbs up the side of your house? If I had one of those hanging on the side of my house I'd freak out.

tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 6 Sep, 2018 06:22 am
@Linkat,
Linkat wrote:

And it climbs up the side of your house? If I had one of those hanging on the side of my house I'd freak out.



If it climbs up the side of your house? It now owns your house and everything in it.
Region Philbis
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 11:27 am

https://i.imgur.com/B9Zrbev.jpg
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dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 04:25 pm
@coluber2001,
Parented, the largest of the monitor species known as goanna in Australia, can grow to slightly over 8 feet long.
dlowan
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 04:26 pm
@tsarstepan,
They’re just lizards!
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InfraBlue
 
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Reply Fri 19 Oct, 2018 04:34 pm
Around here we get 2-inch Mediterranean Geckos clinging to the outside walls, and sometimes inside, but this is ridiculous. It looks like it could eat a small child.

http://museum2.utep.edu/archive/reptiles/medgecko.jpg
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coluber2001
 
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Reply Sat 20 Oct, 2018 12:39 pm
@dlowan,
Perentie monitor--Varanus giganteus

http://www.ausemade.com.au/aboriginal/resources/dreamtime/images/0802113963.jpg
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hingehead
 
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Reply Tue 23 Oct, 2018 09:51 pm
https://i.pinimg.com/564x/3d/77/63/3d7763bdcd9fc0011a270b6f17157d22.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2018 05:59 am
@hingehead,
hingehead wrote:

https://i.pinimg.com/564x/3d/77/63/3d7763bdcd9fc0011a270b6f17157d22.jpg

Get an aviary you two!
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George
 
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Reply Wed 24 Oct, 2018 07:28 am
@hingehead,
I'll have a snake, please.
Put it on my bill.
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Tue 6 Nov, 2018 12:26 pm
@George,
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 8 Nov, 2018 08:12 am
@tsarstepan,
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tsarstepan
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 02:16 pm
@tsarstepan,
https://i.imgur.com/eylFMYg.jpg
Roberta
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 02:59 pm
@tsarstepan,
Shocked
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hingehead
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 03:46 pm
@tsarstepan,
I'm guessing this would make it difficult for Cuckoos to infiltrate Gouldian Finch nests.
roger
 
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Reply Thu 15 Nov, 2018 04:50 pm
@hingehead,
Well, they'd have to bring their own lunch.
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panzade
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2018 08:16 am
Everybody say awwww...

https://imageshack.com/a/img921/180/imYkUL.jpg
tsarstepan
 
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Reply Wed 21 Nov, 2018 08:25 am
@panzade,
Quotes from the din underneath mother bug:
I'm hungry!
Stop touching me!
It's my turn to sit on mahm's knee!
Mahmmy! Billy pushed me!
Did not!
Did too!
Did not!
Mommmeeee loves me mostest!!
Are we there yet???
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